[Application of tracheotomy in the treatment of severe cases of COVID-19].Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2020 Jun 07; 55(6):576-579.ZE
Objective: To discuss the the effects, indications and protective measures of tracheotomy for severe cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients.
Methods: A retrospectively analysis was conducted to explore the clinical data of COVID-19 patients who received tracheotomy in February to March 2020, and descriptive statistics were used to analyze the indication of tracheotomy, particularity of intraoperative treatment and protective measures.
Results: A total of 4 cases were included in this article. All patients were successfully operated. One case had postoperative incision continuous bleeding, there were not other complications and nosocomial infection among the medical staff. The patient's condition was relieved in different degrees after the operation, who remained hospitalized.
Conclusion: Tracheotomy for severe cases of COVID-19 can achieve certain curative effect, but the occurrence of tracheotomy related complications and nosocomial infection should be effectively controlled, and the risk benefit ratio of tracheotomy should be carefully weighed before surgery.